Reeks, Walter (1861-1925)

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Naval Architect; Naval architect
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Walter Reeks (1861-1925), naval architect, was born on 25 February 1861 at Christchurch, Hampshire, England, son of Charles Reeks, corn dealer, and his wife Elizabeth, née Kent. He served apprenticeships...

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Walter Reeks is probably best remembered for his designs for the Manly ferries. He was one of the few naval architects in Australia in the late nineteenth century. Reeks served apprenticeships in the United Kingdom with Alexander Richardson, naval architect and George Inman & Sons, shipbuilders. He then came to Australia 1885 where his main work was commissions from wealthy yacht-owners. Other commissions included the design of the double-ended, screw-propelled ferryboats operated by Balmain New Ferry Co. Ltd (his unique design operated on Sydney Harbour until 1984) and the commission from the Manly Co-operative Steamship Co. Ltd and Port Jackson Co-operative Steamship Co. Ltd for large double-screw ferryboats required to operate at high speed in deep-sea conditions (his designs pioneered the Manly ferryboat design of the twentieth century). President, Engineering Association of New South Wales, 1914, vice-commodore, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron 1906-1910.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Reeks, Walter
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Reeks, Walter (1861-1925)
    Prescott, A. M.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 11, 346-347

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